This seems to be a recurring trend as certain Xbox One X Enhanced games offer a significant boost over titles also optimized for PlayStation 4 Pro. Digital Foundry's report on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was one of the most anticipated comparisons of them all. The game is arguably the best looking title on consoles at the moment so Xbox One X owners wanted to know if their new device would offer a great 4K experience. The game's maximum resolution is 1440p on PlayStation 4 Pro so many thought it wouldn't hit native 4K on Microsoft's device.
Many months ago you may remember that we reported that the game would run at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X. Today, this was confirmed. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 runs between 2160p (native 4K) to 1800p on Xbox One X, while only 1440p to 1296p on PlayStation 4 Pro. This gives the Xbox One X version a significant advantage in terms of clarity that we just don't get on Sony's machine. Aside from that — despite not being revolutionary changes — the Xbox One X version features better textures, better texture filtering, and higher-resolution reflections among other changes. The resolution boost and the clarity of the visuals is the most significant upgrade here.
It's great to see developers taking the time to use the Xbox One X's 1.8 teraflops advantage to make games shines. Digital Foundry even said that you should play Star Wars: Battlefront 2 on a 1080p display if you have a PlayStation 4 Pro and a 4K display if you have an Xbox One X. Many individuals were worried that due to marketing agreements DICE might hold back the Xbox One X for parity. That's not the case here because even when the resolution drops down to 1800p on Xbox One X to maintain 60 FPS, it offers a clearer picture than the 1440p PlayStation 4 Pro maximum.
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